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Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad

Whole grain salads like this Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad are hearty, healthy and delicious – makes a great light lunch or dinner!

Whole grain salads like this Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad are hearty, healthy and delicious - makes a great light lunch or dinner!

So much goodness in this salad. SO MUCH GOODNESS. I ate it for lunch 4 days in a row last week, that’s how much I loved it. I’ll be honest by the fourth day I was a little over it so I mixed in some romaine and a little ceasar dressing and wow, that might be another recipe/post for another day.

Have you tried farro? It seems to be becoming pretty trendy in recipes I’m noticing…could farro become the new quinoa? I don’t know…quinoa is pretty much all over the place these days. Personally, I really like farro (check out my Garden Farro Salad recipe and this Summer Tabouli with Farro recipe I’ve made before). It has a chewy, nutty texture and is a great grain to serve on it’s own or mixed in with other ingredients into a salad like this Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad.

This farro salad is great to pack in your lunchbox or eat for lunches at home throughout the week like I did. Because farro is such a hearty grain, it holds up well and fills you up with good carbs, protein and fiber. The tuna, beans, celery and feta add even more nutrition and flavor. This is definitely healthy, good-for-you eatin’!

(I think it would be kind of nice to serve for a group along with a variety of salads at a lunchtime gathering too.)

Whole grain salads like this Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad are hearty, healthy and delicious - makes a great light lunch or dinner!

Here is a great blog post on how to cook farro – it explains 3 different methods and a little background on this tasty little grain (I found this post to be really informative!).

Farro might be a challenge to find in your regular grocery store but I do find it there sometimes. I’ve also seen it at Costco, The Fresh Market and my local health food store. You can also order it on Amazon.

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Print Recipe

Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked farro
  • 1 can tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 can Bush's Cannelinni Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Gently stir to combine. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust to taste. Serve chilled.

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Love whole grain salads like I do? Check out these 12 Healthy Whole Grain Salad Recipes including farro, quinoa, wheat berries and brown rice!

More recipes using farro:

Black Beans with Farro and Avocado

Easy Farro Salad with Goat Cheese and Cranberries

Farro with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes and Arugula

Farro Greek Salad with Feta and Dill

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Farro Bake

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13 Responses to “Italian Tuna and White Bean Farro Salad”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted October 1, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Farro is the new quinoa!! I have slow cooker breakfast farro in my crockpot as I type. Also I want this salad for lunch!! Xoxo thanks for the farro link!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

      ohhh…breakfast farro?! Can’t wait to see that one! Farro is totally the new quinoa!! 🙂

  2. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen posted October 1, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I have been on the lookout for farro and haven’t been able to find it, I think I will have to order online because I have to try this delicious salad!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 1, 2014 at 9:16 am

      It’s hard to find unfortunately. I just updated the post with a link (affiliate) to Amazon, but I’ve also found it at Costco, The Fresh Market and my local health food store. I have seen it once or twice at the grocery store too, but not always. Hopefully it will become more available!
      Thanks Miss!! 🙂

  3. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog posted October 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Mmmm .. I love all aspects of this salad – it sounds so hearty and delicious!!

  4. Cookin Canuck posted October 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I am totally smitten with this idea. I think I have everything to make this except for the tuna. But I do have canned salmon – hmm….this may be my lunch today!

  5. Gaby posted October 1, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Love this light and delicious salad!

  6. Shaina posted October 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    This looks so lovely. I’ve been craving tuna lately, and this looks like the answer.

  7. Christine at Cook the Story posted October 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love how this salad is loaded with so much healthy protein!

  8. Liz posted October 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Sounds really good. Thank you.

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted October 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Tuna has been on my mind this week. Now I’m going to be crazy until I get it! LOVE this salad, Aggie!

  10. Christy Kullman posted October 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I made this salad when my sister (who also lives in S FL) visited and it was fantastic! I must say though, it made a lot more than 4 cups…that just meant we ‘had’ to eat it twice!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

      thanks for letting me know you all enjoyed it Christy! And oops on the 4 cups!! I will have to fix that. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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